VIRTUAL AUTHOR EVENT // Alexandria Brown - Lost Restaurants of Napa Valley
Due to the State of California Shelter-In-Place order regarding protective measures for COVID-19, this will be a virtual event hosted on Zoom.
Join Napa Bookmine on Thursday, August 6th at 7:00PM PDT for virtual author hour with Alexandria Brown and her latest book Lost Restaurants of Napa Valley and Their Recipes. This event is presented in partnership with the Napa Valley Book Festival.
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No purchase is necessary to attend, but if you're interested you can purchase Alexandria's book in-store at Pearl Street or on our website below!
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ABOUT THE BOOK
Alongside its vineyards, the Napa Valley boasts restaurants celebrated for their pioneering spirit. Stroll through the memories of this region's mouthwatering eateries with tales of the enterprising women and risk takers who helped make Napa a foodie haven. The Empire Saloon made history by being the first business to serve food in the fledgling city of Napa, and a little over a century later, the Magnolia Hotel set the standard for fine dining in Yountville. The A-1 Caf made Chinese cuisine a local favorite, and Jonesy's set the aviation community aflutter with its tasty special potatoes. Join author Alexandria Brown as she delves into the history of Napa County's gone-but-not-forgotten restaurants and their classic dishes.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Alexandria Brown is a teen services librarian, local historian, and author. She has a BA with honors in Anthropology and Sociology, a Master’s of Library and Information Science, and a Master’s in US History. She writes for Tor.com, as well as on her blog. Diversity, equity, and inclusion set the foundation of all her work. Alex lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her pet rats Percy and Tavish and ever-increasing piles of books.
Her first non-fiction book, Hidden History of Napa Valley, a historical non-fiction examination of marginalized communities in the North Bay, is available for purchase at all major book outlets.
Her second non-fiction book, Lost Restaurants of Napa Valley and Their Recipes, is an examination of food history in Napa County: why we eat what we eat, who prepares it, and the BIPOC, women, and/or immigrants who changed the definition of “American.”
Alongside its vineyards, the Napa Valley boasts restaurants celebrated for their pioneering spirit. Stroll through the memories of this region's mouthwatering eateries with tales of the enterprising women and risk takers who helped make Napa a foodie haven.